I’m Steve Horwitz, Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University. My article, “There is No Such Thing as Trickle-Down Economics” recently made the front page of Reddit. AMA!
Hello everyone, I’m Steve Horwitz, Professor of Economics at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. I did my PhD work at George Mason University, the home of the Mercatus Center where I am a Senior Affiliated Scholar today. I am also a Distinguished Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education, a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute in Canada, and I’m currently serving as a Visiting Scholar at the John H. Schnatter Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Ball State University.
I’ve written three books, Monetary Evolution, Free Banking, and Economic Order (1992), Microfoundations and Macroeconomics: An Austrian Perspective (2000), and Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions (2015). I also write regularly for Bleeding Heart Libertarians and FEE.org.
My work has focused on monetary theory, macroeconomics from an Austrian perspective, the economics of gender, and the family as a social institution.
My recent article for FEE.org, “There is No Such Thing as Trickle-Down Economics” made the front page at /r/Economics, /r/Politics, and ultimately the front page of Reddit.
Several years ago, my video with Learn Liberty exploring the gender earnings gap, “Do Women Earn Less than Men?” made the front page of /r/Libertarian, leading the video to go viral. I wrote about the ensuing controversy here.
Ask me anything about economics, the gender earnings gap, the role of the family as a social institution, “bleeding heart libertarianism,” or any other aspects of my work you find interesting. I look forward to your questions!
EDIT: Thank you for your questions everybody! I was asked to devote 90 minutes to this conversation, so I am now concluding the AMA. If anyone has a question that I was not able to get to, feel free to follow me over to /r/LearnLiberty where I’ll continue taking questions for a half-hour of “overtime.”